Startup Next Barcelona

    Friday, October 31 - December 12, 2014


  1. Program Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers and Mentors
  4. Sponsors
  5. Facilitating Team
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Startup Next
Barcelona

Friday, October 31 - December 12, 2014



Friday, October 31 - December 12, 2014
Program starts at 7:00 pm

itnig Carrer Àlaba 61
Barcelona, Spain 08005

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Application deadline is October 24th!

Startup Next is the #1 startup pre-accelerator in the world
Our program has helped graduates get accepted into Techstars, 500 Startups, Wayra and many other top accelerators. If you are looking to apply for and get accepted into an accelerator, we can help. Startup Next will get your team focused on the progress needed to stand out from others applying through our framework of top-quality mentorship, content, and referrals to accelerators or investors.

During Startup Next, teams will:
  • Test their startup idea and team 
  • Get weekly hands-on mentorship & pitch coaching
  • Be held accountable and held to focus on important growth metrics
  • Grow their network of startup experts and other founders
Startup Next is an intense mentorship program consisting of 3 hour weekly (once a week) sessions for five weeks. Teams are expected to hustle outside the sessions and complete a small set of reporting deliverables each week in preparation for the mentorship.

What happens after the program finishes?
Following the program, Startup Next teams that have demonstrated their readiness and progress will have access to a number of value-added resources from the Startup Next global team.

The value-adds for alumni will be:
  • 2 day trip to Silicon Valley, that includes investor pitch events, networking events and learning sessions
  • Exposure through demo days & special events
  • Introductions & referrals to accelerators or investors partners of Startup Next
  • Continued mentorship from successful entrepreneurs or domain experts in the startup space
  • Connections to potential customers looking to work with high quality and scaling startups
What is the cost to participate if accepted?
  • This program does not take any equity
  • There is a program fee of €200 per team member. Teams will only need to make a payment only after being accepted into the program
  • The program fee helps us cover the local logistics and support of volunteer mentors & facilitators. 
What are the application requirements?
  • Well Rounded Teams
    • 2-4 founders on team  (No solo founder teams accepted)
    • Teams must have a hacker/hustler combination
  • Big & Unique Idea
    • Startups must be working on a unique technology-enabled startup idea and attacking a big market
  • Progress or Current Traction
    • Evidence of execution - Some proof of an MVP needed as we want teams at more than just an idea stage
    • Problem/solution fit - Some level of previous customer validation already done and usage validation (users, revenue, LOIs, etc). We want teams we can help focus on getting closer to product/market fit
  • Team video
    • Video submissions are a good indicator of startups looking at this as an opportunity and will be willing to invest the time needed during the program




Program Schedule

Friday October 31st


7:00 pm
Opening Remarks
Startup Next opening presentation and program expectations


7:05 pm
Team Pitches
Teams presenting their elevator pitch and get feedback from peers, facilitators, and mentors.


7:10 pm
Icebreaker
Fun icebreaker game to get everyone to know each other!


7:45 pm
Guest Speaker


8:15 pm
Networking

Monday November 3rd


7:00 pm
Team Presentations
Teams practice their final pitch in prep for the Local Demo Day and get feedback from mentors


7:10 pm
Lessons Learned Scrum
All teams quickly share lessons learned during the week and ask for help


7:50 pm
Speaker Series + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Customer Development, followed by a Q&A session


9:00 pm
Mentorship Breakouts
Time for teams to meet with their mentors


10:00 pm
Wrap-up
Wrap up, learnings and expectations for next session

Monday November 10th


7:00 pm
Team Presentations
Teams practice their final pitch in prep for the Local Demo Day and get feedback from mentors


7:10 pm
Lessons Learned Scrum
All teams quickly share lessons learned during the week and ask for help


7:50 pm
Speaker Series + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Market Sizing, followed by a Q&A session


9:00 pm
Mentorship Breakouts
Time for teams to meet with their mentors


10:00 pm
Wrap-up
Wrap up, learnings and expectations for next session

Monday November 17th


7:00 pm
Team Presentations
Teams practice their final pitch in prep for the Local Demo Day and get feedback from mentors


7:10 pm
Lessons Learned Scrum
All teams quickly share lessons learned during the week and ask for help


7:50 pm
Speaker Series + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - MVPs, followed by a Q&A session


9:00 pm
Mentorship Breakouts
Time for teams to meet with their mentors


10:00 pm
Wrap-up
Wrap up, learnings and expectations for next session

Monday November 24th


7:00 pm
Team Presentations
Teams practice their final pitch in prep for the Local Demo Day and get feedback from mentors


7:10 pm
Lessons Learned Scrum
All teams quickly share lessons learned during the week and ask for help


7:50 pm
Speaker Series + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Product/Market Fit, followed by a Q&A session


9:00 pm
Mentorship Breakouts
Time for teams to meet with their mentors


10:00 pm
Wrap-up
Wrap up, learnings and expectations for next session

Monday December 1st


7:00 pm
Team Presentations
Teams practice their final pitch in prep for the Local Demo Day and get feedback from mentors


7:10 pm
Lessons Learned Scrum
All teams quickly share lessons learned during the week and ask for help


7:50 pm
Speaker Series + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Fundability, followed by a Q&A session


9:00 pm
Mentorship Breakouts
Time for teams to meet with their mentors


10:00 pm
Wrap-up
Wrap up, learnings and expectations for next session

Friday December 12th


6:00 pm
Opening Remarks + Welcome


6:15 pm
Final Presentations
Teams will present a 3-5 minute pitch + answer questions from the crowd


8:00 pm
Networking and Celebration


Speakers and Mentors


Jaume Betrian
Co-founder & CEO at Ofertia.com



Christian Rodríguez
Founder & CEO at ByHours.com



Ian Collingwood
CXO at Parkimeter & Principal at UXDNA



Jacobo Álvarez
Internet Strategy & Product Specialist



Adam Davis
CRM Strategy Manager, Europe at Vistaprint



Oriol Vila
CEO at Holaluz



Lluis Vidal
Partner at Intelectium



Philippe Gelis
CEO at Kantox



Jordi Romero
VP Business Development at Redbooth



Program Sponsors and Partners

The Startup Next Barcelona team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


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Facilitating Team

  • Mar
    Romero de Tejada
  • Adriana
    Freitas


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